One day teacher of English A said to teacher of English B, “The authentic and long-lasting discipline in the class is self-discipline by each student. Adult learners can demand from themselves and struggle to listen attentively and participate in the class, counting on your help, teacher. What about adolescents? From time to time you can tell one student he or she’s improving their attention, because they achieved to carry out a more complex contribution to the class.
The point is each student should become more and more aware of their role and work in the class of English: they’re ascending a slope upward, little by little. Remember that the ‘mass’ of the class-group consists of individual learners. No one in the class is anonymous: every and each student is a singular person. Pass them on all these ideas.” / Photo from: Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly in unforgettable musical movie Singing in the Rain (1952). The actual piece they’re playing on the photo is “Good Morning”.
Heather, I hope to tell you something next post.